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The Carotid Artery

  • Warren J. Gasper
  • Christopher D. Owens
  • Joseph Rapp
Chapter

Abstract

Atherosclerotic plaque primarily involves the carotid bifurcation. Moderate plaque buildup frequently occurs in the common carotid but it rarely extends more than 3–4 cm into the internal carotid. Symptoms are rare due to flow reduction. This is the only vascular lesion where embolization is the primary pathologic entity.

Keywords

Carotid Artery Compute Tomography Angiography Common Carotid Artery External Carotid Carotid Stenosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Warren J. Gasper
    • 1
  • Christopher D. Owens
    • 1
  • Joseph Rapp
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Endovascular and Vascular Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity of California – San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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